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Apple and the FBI trade blows at House hearing on encryption

WPI professor Susan Landau, considering the position of both Apple and the FBI, said, “This is not about a new right of privacy; it's about a new form of security...[This] is very much a 20th century way of looking at a 21st century problem.”

 

WPI Makes Firefighting Robot Nimble for the Navy

WPI instrumental in developing software for a firefighting robot dubbed SAFFiR,  short for Shipboard Autonomous FireFighting Robot.

The Lowdown on Obama's New Equal Pay Rule

Steve Koppi, executive director of WPI's Career Development Center, weighs in on proposed federal rule set to take effect in fall 2017.

WPI gets US Navy funding to program firefighting robots for ships

WPI robotics professor Dmitry Berenson highlights research on a firefighting robot that is undergoing tests aboard the USS Shadwell.

Recycling Rare Earths

Professor Marion Emmert's two-step hydrometallurgy process for separating rare earths from the drive units of electric vehicles is featured.

Worcester school gets national prize

The National Academy of Engineering named WPI the 2016 winner of the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for “The WPI Plan,” a revolutionary project-based approach to education.

The Skarp "Laser Razor" Is Going to Be Total Flaming Garbage

Physics professor Richard Quimby, head of WPI's IPG Photonics lab,  offers thoughts on the design and basic concept of a laser razor.

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